Re: [EVDL] Solar off grid with an EV?

2019-07-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jul 12 22:13:25 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Well, if "simple" is what you want, the simplest way is a rotary >converter (motor-generator). Use your solar power to run a DC motor. Use >the motor to drive an AC alternator. The alternator can produce >essentially perfect 60Hz sinewave

[EVDL] Folding E-Scooter - Too Good to be TRUE ?

2019-07-10 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jul 10 08:56:25 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >But is it too good to be true ?? Quite likely. I tried for the neat electric scooter that was advertised around chistmas. Twas a scam - though I carefully used a card that let me dispute the charges. -- Try my Sensible Email package!

[EVDL] EV Pickup Bed Lift Hinge

2019-07-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Jul 07 07:38:33 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >For my F-250 conversion, I used a standard pickup truck dumb bed kit with the >hydraulic lift. >The design of the hinges doesn' t allow a rear bumper, so I modified the >hinges. >Added brackets to the hing so that the bumber is attached to

[EVDL] EV Pickup Bed Lift Hinge

2019-07-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Jul 06 22:48:11 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I am in need of some information to complete my S-10 EV conversion. I would >like to place my lithium batteries under >the bed, between the frame rails and need to make a hinge setup to be able >to lift the bed. Somewhere in the past on >the

Re: [EVDL] Possibly use as a Pack->AC inverter?

2019-06-19 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jun 19 18:32:46 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >How would you hold it at 60Hz? How would you hold the output voltage >steady with varying loads? It is a VFD, so it at least holds the frequency steady at whatever you set it to. Hopefully there is some voltage regulation as well. I'm

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Public EVSE charging using a burner phone Visa

2019-06-17 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jun 17 18:55:31 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Can we have this nationwide -- make that worldwide -- please? And cash too? >You can fill up an ICEV with gasoline using a credit card or cash anywhere >in the world. ANYWHERE. ANY BRAND. Why can't you charge an EV the same >way? And

Re: [EVDL] Detect if a ADC 8" is advanced

2019-06-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Jun 09 10:09:47 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Glad to hear you're getting the Sparrow back on the road! Thanks for the info. "Back on the road" is going to take a long time, as it needs to be pretty much rewired from scratch. One of the previous owners cut out almost every 12v

[EVDL] Detect if a ADC 8" is advanced

2019-06-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Is there any way to tell if an ADC 8" motor is advanced - without pulling the motor out of the car? I have a Sparrow, and want to make sure the motor has been set to advanced timing before I put it all back together. -- Try my Sensible Email package!

Re: [EVDL] Road Trips: plugin vs EV cost per mile (4 cents average)

2019-05-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed May 22 12:12:36 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >On 5/22/19 3:08 PM, Robert Bruninga via EV wrote: >> Actually that 3 cent rate is a bait-and-switch. They give you two meters. >> And then if you take the 3 cent off-peak charging, then your house ON peak >> rate goes way up to 17 cents

Re: [EVDL] switch DPDT wringing for hi/lo lights

2019-05-11 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
What jumper? Each side of a DPDT switch is independent. So, one side of the switch will be ON-OFF-ON for the low beam. The other side will be OFF-OFF-ON for the hi beam. On Sat May 11 11:10:59 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >On 2019-05-11 12:44, John Lussmyer via EV wrote: >> No. >&

[EVDL] switch DPDT wringing for hi/lo lights

2019-05-11 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
No. If you have a DPDT switch, Put +12v on both the center contacts. On one end, attach JUST the low beam light to ONE contact. At the other end, Attach the low beam to ONE contact, and the HiBeam to the other contact. On Sat May 11 10:30:54 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >on my electric

Re: [EVDL] Convert Eerie Creepy Disappearing Gas Stations2: public EVSE Availability

2019-05-06 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon May 06 00:27:46 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >David sez > ... you end up with a pocket full of RFID cards and a bunch of >apps on your mobile phone ...< > >The problem of having to have a separate rfid card for each brand of public >EVSE plugshare.com shows, is a pain/bain drivers have

[EVDL] Zilla cutting out help

2019-04-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Apr 24 08:00:21 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Does anyone know what it means if Zilla cuts out every 5 seconds, have to >re-throttle and it'll go for another 5 seconds. The Main contactor is closed, >the main contactor light on the zilla is lit, and the Precharge light on the >zilla

Re: [EVDL] Alibaba/Aliexpress Lithium

2019-03-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Mar 13 11:06:36 PDT 2019 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Yep Totally agree. I use several of these to monitor voltages and >currents in my DIY EV. Nice thing about them is that they work both ways >and will take into account regen and charging as well as discharge. I >found them to be as accurate

[EVDL] Smith Electric Trucks Auction

2019-03-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Forwarding a msg I received from a friend: === I hadn't happened on this report before, but as the Frito-Lay Smith trucks are set to be auctioned next week, this is a good read. Causes of Smith's demise include high failure rates on their motors, chargers, controllers and even the Valence U-27

[EVDL] Recommendations for Maxi-scoot EVs

2018-12-16 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Dec 15 20:44:06 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >It is time I take my 2-wheeling to the electric era. With ongoing health >issues a large motorcycle is just not safe. So I am searching out my >options for a production maxi-scooter style (or similar) EV. Hopefully Well, you could look into

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: Musk walked-back on PV roof option> too hea

2018-12-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Dec 09 14:16:01 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >You still don't get it.  This car is built like a race car and is a race car.  >It is also touted as a family car.  The design is monocoque construction like >formula 1.  Those cars survive 200 mph crashes.  A 5 point belt is part of the

Re: [EVDL] NICAD Batteries

2018-11-01 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Nov 01 20:26:52 PDT 2018 bhensle...@msn.com said: >They were military surplus. I have not tested the cells/batteries batteries. >The electrolyte has evaporated. You would need to clean the terminals on each >battery with a brush, fill the battery with a solution of distilled water and

[EVDL] NICAD Batteries

2018-11-01 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Nov 01 14:14:48 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I have approximately 1100 NiCad cells. I purchased them about 10 years ago as >military surplus. They were used in helicopters. The specifications are: >Saft Model No. KO 14KH-B-1. 11 Amp-Hrs. Size: 2.25" W X 5.25" H, and 1" D. If

[EVDL] Zilla Code 1124 Main Contactor Stuck On

2018-10-31 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Oct 31 09:22:19 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Recently when I start my truck it often takes me a couple of tries of turning >the main contactor on and off before the motor will spin. I figured the Zilla >is seeing something it does not like and found an 1124 code stored which seems

Re: [EVDL] Testing batteries

2018-08-17 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Aug 17 08:33:16 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I have been considering renting or leasing my battery balancers. That >might satisfy those that don't want to spend any money or make one >themselves. But I tried it once; and it took 6 months to get it back. :-/ Require a deposit to be

[EVDL] LEAF cells under load

2018-08-15 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Aug 15 11:41:37 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >In planning for my new LEAF battery pack, I am a bit concerned about current >load. With the config I have planned, I figure the max. current thru each >string will be about 160a, probably limited to around 1-2 minutes. Normal

Re: [EVDL] Charging load on the grid (Split AC unlts) (and SOLAR!)

2018-07-29 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Jul 29 08:27:22 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Since many modern mini-split units now have variable speed compressors, >this means internally they run on DC, and that then makes a perfect >marriage to solar. See: > >http://www.hotspotenergy.com/solar-air-conditioner/ I've been

[EVDL] Suggestions for a Mini-BMS

2018-07-23 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jul 23 10:01:22 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I am looking for suggestions for a "Mini-BMS" type BMS to use with my newly >purchased pack of Leaf batteries. (I think the original Mini-BMS Well, as I'm about to upgrade the BMS in my Truck, the old BMS (used on Leaf modules) is going to

Re: [EVDL] buying Volt modules, etc, Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-23 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Jun 23 13:31:19 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >John, did you use the Leaf BMS and Battery Charger with the Leaf battery pack? Nope. I'm using my own BMS, and a PFC-50 charger. (12KW charging is nice!) -- Bobcats and Cougars, oh my! http://john.casadelgato.com/Pets

Re: [EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-23 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jun 22 21:57:41 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >You can get 16kw worth of Volt packs for under $2k without shopping >around much or lucking out. Where? -- Bobcats and Cougars, oh my! http://john.casadelgato.com/Pets ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

[EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-21 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Jun 21 21:26:33 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Another set of floodies is about $3000 and good for four to five years. >Maybe by that time the cost for lithium will be substantially lower. A used Leaf pack should be less than that, and last longer. Likely more capacity as well. --

Re: [EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-21 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Jun 21 20:23:39 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >3 modules in parallel is only 180ah at best, probably more like 150ah. > >John, don't you have a Zilla 2K in the truck? > >To pull even 1000 amps from those cells would be over 5C, let alone 2000! I have 2 1/2 Leaf packs, 40 series sets of

Re: [EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jun 20 19:00:25 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >> I should mention that a Leaf has 48 modules ina pack. So if you bought a >> whole pack, you could put 3 in parallel, and have a few extras. > >That sounds like a good move. The Leaf pack is designed for high voltage >and low current.

[EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jun 20 14:59:53 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Since each modules charges to about 8.2v, you could use 14 of them in series >for a 115v pack. >You'd probably want at least 2 in parallel as well for range and current needs. >Each one is nominally about 60AH (my older used ones are more

[EVDL] Advice on new battery pack

2018-06-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jun 20 13:46:25 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Curtis 1231C Controller (120vdc & 500A max) > >Old battery pack: 16ea, 6v in series, 200AH Led-Acid batteries (96vdc >nominal) > >The prior performance was satisfactory for my rural use. Range, when new, >about 50 miles. Speed: easy 60 mph.

Re: [EVDL] Juicebox

2018-06-15 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jun 15 10:19:07 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >kits of serious chargers - 12kW or even more. What has happened to those, I >was keen to buy one? Manzanita Micro sells a 12KW (and 18KW) charger. I'm using one of the PFC-50 (12KW) units all the time. -- Worlds only All Electric F-250

[EVDL] Who is squelching conversation on this listserv?

2018-05-15 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue May 15 06:07:50 PDT 2018 sparrow...@yahoogroups.com said: >I'd like to know who is removing posts on this listserv and what criteria they >are using. > >The post about the electric roadster from Hammacher was interesting to me, and >I would have liked to read the thoughts of other Sparrow

Re: [EVDL] Sparrow alternate?

2018-05-14 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon May 14 05:31:45 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >When ATVs were first introduced as 3-wheelers I had one, but did not keep >it for long. 3-wheelers are an accident waiting to happen. With 2 wheels in >the front these car/motorcycle combinations may be safe, but it would take >a lot to

[EVDL] Sparrow alternate?

2018-05-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Anyone heard of this before? I have trouble believing that it's a real vehicle that's been developed in total secrecy, AND that's it's cheap (relatively). https://www.hammacher.com/Product/13338 -- Tigers prowl and Dragons soar in my dreams... ___

[EVDL] Exploded contactor remains

2018-04-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Apr 12 21:07:21 PDT 2018 cou...@casadelgato.com said: >For anyone that took a look at those photos, this is what happened. > >I did some analysis on the remains tonight. Amazingly enough (I know nobody >will believe this), it was operator error! >I somehow connected the cables to the Zilla

[EVDL] DC-DC oddities continued

2018-04-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Apr 27 17:32:09 PDT 2018 cou...@casadelgato.com said: >The Fluke meter shows the 12v battery voltage as holding pretty constant, so >the little digital meter that is hooked up is showing bad results when the >Zilla is humping out the power. > >Most likely now have a noisy Zilla, sigh...

Re: [EVDL] DC-DC oddities continued

2018-04-27 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Apr 27 18:13:35 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Could be a bad connection (or cell) in the pack, or pack wiring. >Voltage drops feeding the DC-DC and the output cuts back. >High load = big currents = big voltage drop on bad connections or weak >cell(s) As I said, it turns out that the

[EVDL] DC-DC oddities continued

2018-04-27 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Apr 27 16:22:07 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I'm going to do some work so I can hook up one of my Fluke DVM's and be able >to see the display while driving. >Also switch it between AC and DC to help see how much noise there is on the >line. The Fluke meter shows the 12v battery

[EVDL] DC-DC oddities continued

2018-04-27 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Well, just had the battery checked out, and it tests good for both cranking and voltage. This probably means that the little digital voltmeter I have hooked to the system is getter VERY confused. Combine this with the Tach Sensor no longer working reliably, and I do suspect a LOT more

Re: [EVDL] Weird DC-DC problem

2018-04-26 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Apr 26 19:50:31 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Yes, part of that does sound like a REALLY trashed 12V battery. The other >part is a guess that when the Zilla draws a lot of power, the HV battery pack >is sagging enough that the power supply is at least partially shutting down. >What

[EVDL] Weird DC-DC problem

2018-04-26 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I have my F-250 back on the road after some (long drawn out, time wasted) repairs to a motor terminal, and rebuilding the transmission. (and exploding a contactor...) I'm getting some really WEIRD results with my DC-DC. (ok, power supply) It's capable of 50A output, and is set for about 14v

[EVDL] Adding J1772 Plug to a conversion

2018-04-17 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Apr 17 09:39:59 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I'm investigating making my Datsun Truck compatible with public charging >stations. Does anyone know of specific websites or Discussion Forum threads >I should check out. I currently require a 120 volt 20 amp circuit to power >my

Re: [EVDL] con-EV: koch-koolaid is getting downright stoopid

2018-04-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Apr 11 22:05:12 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Meat pies are ubiquitous in NZ have no equivalent in the US. They are >something akin to a pasty, but you can hold it in your hand while you >are eating it. A large selection of filling is commonly available, >including vegetarian, seafood,

Re: [EVDL] simple bms for leaf cells

2018-04-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Apr 08 06:05:53 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >If you want a battery MANAGEMENT system, that will be more complex. The cheap >ones basically stick a resistive load across the cell when it goes >over-voltage. >But this assumes that your charger is "smart" enough to go to a current lower

Re: [EVDL] EVLN: New 30kW Ford Electric transit van ts:75mph

2018-03-16 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
30KW is about what my F250 uses at 60mph on level ground. (6600lbs, aerodynamics of a brick.) 200KW gives it pretty good acceleration. On Fri Mar 16 02:43:46 PDT 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >30 kW is not enough power to get a 10,000 pound verhicle to 75 mph. Maybe they >are talking about a 30

Re: [EVDL] 3 phase range extender?

2018-03-05 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Mar 04 07:52:25 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >>> Is it possible to build a voltage regulator that adjusts the voltage >>> QUICKLY in order to get something closer to a square wave output rather >>> than the normal sine wave? >> >>If the genset is old, it probably doesn't have any

Re: [EVDL] Genset range extender

2018-03-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Mar 04 19:55:19 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >R. Sparks Scott asked me to post this for him, as he's >not subscribed. He wrote: > >> Aside from the worn-out idea that impromptu series hybrids are >> anything worth bothering with, John needs to know that his *diesel* >>

Re: [EVDL] 3 phase range extender?

2018-03-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Mar 03 22:53:42 PST 2018 cor.vandewa...@gmail.com said: >John,Yes, the 3 phase output is pretty easy to be directly rectified into a >battery pack and regulate the motor speed to get the current output you want, >since the battery pack voltage is not much going to change, so with just

Re: [EVDL] 3 phase range extender?

2018-03-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Mar 03 23:08:39 PST 2018 Lee Hart said: >John Lussmyer via EV wrote: >> So, I happen to have an older 3 phase, 60KW generator head. >> I also have a small car engine with all the pollution controls. >> My battery pack is fully charged at 332VDC. >>

[EVDL] 3 phase range extender?

2018-03-03 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, I happen to have an older 3 phase, 60KW generator head. I also have a small car engine with all the pollution controls. My battery pack is fully charged at 332VDC. I'm trying to figure out if there is some way to use this generator as a range extender. While driving my PFC-50 would help

Re: [EVDL] Clutch Actuator

2018-02-25 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Feb 25 13:15:12 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >https://www.ebay.com/itm/87-91-Ford-Hydraulic-Clutch-Brake-Pedal-Assembly-F150-F250-F350-Bronco-Manual/323080675802?hash=item4b391be1da:g:ri8AAOSwuA1ah8XC=mtr > >Perhaps F-150s had a hydraulic clutch for some years.  More research is

Re: [EVDL] Clutch Actuator

2018-02-25 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Feb 24 17:51:27 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >There are pedals that just operate a hydraulic cylinder, the only change >to the vehicle would then be to create a small hole to run a hydraulic >line >to the bell housing where you mount the slave cylinder. So, any idea where I can find

Re: [EVDL] Clutch Actuator

2018-02-25 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Feb 24 18:46:38 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >FYI - Down-shifting can be done a lot faster than up-shifting with just >synchros, if you "goose" the throttle to bring the motor up to speed >with the transmission. Easy with a gas engine. Much harder with an Electric Motor and a Z2K

Re: [EVDL] Clutch Actuator

2018-02-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Feb 24 17:20:00 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I would put in a clutch pedal. Which is a MAJOR non-trivial change. This truck originally had an Automatic transmission, and the entire pedal-mounting system under the dash is completely different from a truck with a manual transmission.

Re: [EVDL] Clutch Actuator

2018-02-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
ignificant lurch if the motor speed isn't >close. Besides, the power needed would be a lot less for a servo, >allowing for a smaller, cheaper device. > >Peri > >-- Original Message -- >From: "John Lussmyer via EV" <ev@lists.evdl.org> >To: "Ele

[EVDL] Clutch Actuator

2018-02-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
My Electric F-150 has a clutch, but no clutch pedal. So I can't actually disengage the clutch. I can shift from 3rd to 4th just using the syncrhos, takes 5-10 seconds. This hasn't been a major problem, but there are times when I would like to shift down, and that can be difficult and slow.

Re: [EVDL] phev qusetion ; 240V cord

2018-02-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Feb 13 07:58:11 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >is on the ebay deal no adapter cord. Apparently yes it can adapt down to >120v with a adapter cord, removes one of the hots for a ground I believe. Actually, you'd make an adapter cord that takes the Hot and Neutral from the 120V plug,

[EVDL] Manzanita micro PFC charger options connector pinout

2018-02-13 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Feb 11 12:46:11 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I?ve got an older PFC40 charger without the options connector on the back >panel, vintage about 2009 or maybe a little newer. I?d like to add the >options connector so that I can control charger output current remotely. Does >anyone

[EVDL] Need help with Series Wound Dc motor controller.

2018-02-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Feb 08 14:38:19 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Hi I am a hobbiest and started my first conversion, I have a car that I got >retro fitted with a Series wound DC motor. I tested the car with batteries >alone and it did move. I am designing a controller for the DC wound motor. I >am

[EVDL] Are million dollar conversions the way.

2018-01-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Jan 12 12:49:37 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Maybe for Arnold but couldn't we do this for much less?  A large number of >Leaf cells and two Leaf drivetrainsone up front and one behind.  Should be >able to be done for less than 10k and a donor vehicle...maybe a International

[EVDL] Another recommendation for a drive way protection circuit....

2018-01-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Jan 09 19:11:21 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >There is a reason all commercial EV's have this interlock, and it's the >top photo of my blog post: > >https://www.summet.com/blog/2018/01/07/new-charging-inlet-drive-away-protection/ My J1772 stayed plugged into the truck, luckily my cable

Re: [EVDL] No, electric cars (still) aren't crashing the grid. Again: Good News: EVs Are Not ...

2018-01-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu Jan 04 07:41:44 PST 2018 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Mail at night! >I suspect that in 20 years, the post office, UPS and Amazon and all long >haul trucking and deliveries will all be at night. Think of the benefit >to the grid and everyone (including reduced traffic congestion). All >those

Re: [EVDL] Heat pump vs resistive Heater (OT, but somewhat EV related)

2017-11-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Nov 28 20:11:48 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Heat can't magically be obtained from cold air. > >As the temperature drops, the pump must do a lot more work for an ever >smaller amount of heat. The one I just had put in the cabin is better than an electric heater down to around 0 deg

Re: [EVDL] Heat pump vs resistive Heater (OT, but somewhat EV related)

2017-11-28 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Nov 28 20:03:14 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I replaced a resistive space heater (about $120) in my two car >garage/shop with a heat pump ($1300, Ebay) and it uses *one fifth* the >energy. (SEER 21, 18000 BTU, heating and A/C) Paid for itself in a less >than two years of operation.

Re: [EVDL] OMG Tesla semi with a suprise in the trailer.

2017-11-17 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Nov 17 15:18:16 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >On 11/17/2017 01:02 PM, John Lussmyer via EV wrote: >> Nah, I want the Semi - converted to a Motorhome! > >I had not thought of that! I had been a great fan of MB Sprinter >conversions. I have one turning to dust in a ga

Re: [EVDL] OMG Tesla semi with a suprise in the trailer.

2017-11-17 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Nov 17 10:45:00 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >On 11/17/2017 12:26 PM, Gail Lucas via EV wrote: >> So did you order one of these CHEAP cars? > >One needs to know how much time one has left. If I knew I had <5 years, >I would likely go for it. Even though I'd likely have to hire someone

Re: [EVDL] Volts or Leaf or ?

2017-10-27 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Oct 27 07:55:51 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >You've mentioned Leaf modules a few times, but the prices I've seen for those >on eBay seem astronomical compared to the Volt. Am I reading the >specifications incorrectly? They are listing at 7.6v, I'd need 6 modules and >the totals are

Re: [EVDL] Chevy S10 conversion to give away

2017-10-26 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
It's here in my project Queue. Just finished the car port, now have to fix the F250, then I HAVE to replace the Bobcat cage, then I hope to look at the S10 again. (too many things happening all at once!) On Thu Oct 26 18:28:10 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >John Lussmyer came and got it.

[EVDL] Great device for Zilla owners.

2017-09-26 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
And just to blow my own horn, you may want to take a look at ZillaDash http://www.casadelgato.com/ZillaDash/index.html I currently am testing nice little unit with a 7" display that you can mount in your car. On Tue Sep 26 09:01:30 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I just purchased one of these

[EVDL] Level 2 chargers

2017-09-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Sep 24 17:43:43 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >A church I work with is building a new building, and I'm encouraging >them to put in a Level-2 charger, likely for two positions. Any >recommendations on which to install? Even Home Despot offers some two >dozen choices, and I'm sure some

[EVDL] Wonder what happened to my old ComutaVan?

2017-09-14 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
About 20 years ago, I sold my ComutaVan (bright Yellow!) to a guy out in Cape Cod. Anyone have any idea if it still exists? (just curious now) -- Bobcats and Cougars, oh my! http://john.casadelgato.com/Pets ___ UNSUBSCRIBE:

Re: [EVDL] Slow due to 96V pack?

2017-09-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sat Sep 09 20:58:50 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I seem to recall that the minimum input voltage for a Zilla is 72 volts. >Might be sagging the pack to 72 volts and that is that is simply amps it >puts out at that voltage. Well, as far as I could tell by the Volt meter, the pack wasn't

Re: [EVDL] Slow due to 96V pack?

2017-09-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Sep 08 21:57:43 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >There is both a battery low voltage limit and a motor high voltage limit. >There is also a motor current limit and a battery current limit. > >You need to set all four to the appropriate values. yes, I know. Just forgot to list those Motor

[EVDL] Slow due to 96V pack?

2017-09-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
I'm helping a guy with a used conversion he just bought. It's a S-10 with 96V of Golf Cart batteries, Zilla 1K, and a 8 or 9" motor. Even fully charged - it's acceleration is poor. I was never able to get it to draw more than 200 Amps in any gear at any speed. (Zilla limit is set to 500) About

Re: [EVDL] Does anyone have schematics for the control board in a Juicebox classic 40A?

2017-08-15 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Aug 15 20:18:18 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I?ve been to the emoterwerks documents page. I find the schematics in one of >the directories. Two different versions. The PDF file is only one page of >some of the GFCI and a bit of current limit stuff. The real file I think is >the

Re: [EVDL] JDL404 AH Meter power draw?

2017-07-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Jul 09 19:09:58 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >If John is running it at 12 volts, it would be 2 watts / 12 volts or >0.16 amps (160 mA). I'm mainly trying to figure out if I should move the JLD404 to the separate DC-DC that I'm now using to power the Zilla, BMS, and ZillaDash computer.

[EVDL] JDL404 AH Meter power draw?

2017-07-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Anyone know how much 12V power this meter uses? (yes, I could measure mine - except that it's dash mounted, and just getting to the power wires is a rather major undertaking.) -- Worlds only All Electric F-250 truck! http://john.casadelgato.com/Electric-Vehicles/1995-Ford-F-250

Re: [EVDL] V2G is dead. L1 charging at work is a win-win

2017-06-07 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jun 07 18:29:03 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Ignoring advances in tech, a couple J1772 plugged in V2G/V2H capable EVs per >block could be enough to smooth out neighborhood subgrids from the >startup/shutdown of household loads and improve voltage stability and reduce >grid

Re: [EVDL] EVs and altitude?

2017-05-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Thu May 04 15:17:46 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >If you turn that truck around to go down 1,000 ft in 3 miles, the >battery will be re-charged with the difference between But only if you have 100% efficient regen. -- Bobcats and Cougars, oh my! http://john.casadelgato.com/Pets

Re: [EVDL] [SEVA] new BMS is working! (darn it!)

2017-05-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Except there were other cells at the same discharge voltage when we started, and only that one hasn't gone up. On Thu May 04 09:41:43 PDT 2017 madmanrud...@gmail.com said: >Or it's really just discharged like hell... and needs a nice single cell >fill up. -- Tigers prowl and Dragons soar in

[EVDL] new BMS is working! (darn it!)

2017-05-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
So, I finally finished rebuilding the rear battery box in my Electric F-250. (replaced some damaged Leaf modules, and changed the module mounting to electrically isolate it from the battery box.) I've also updated my BMS design to be easier to work with, and more compact. Re-installed the

[EVDL] EV Spare Tire

2017-04-21 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Apr 21 13:18:07 PDT 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >As many flats I've had over the 40 years of driving EVs I consider a mini >spare required equipment. I bought a Leaf spare on Anazon.com. I think it was >a mini spare from a Del Sol but indicated it fit a leaf and I just leave it in >the

[EVDL] Electric cars and the comic strip

2017-03-10 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Fri Mar 10 12:35:01 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >I hope the link goes through okay, as I doubt any image inline would work. You >know the EV world is making headway when you get incorporated into comic strip >humor. What's next, stand-up comedy material? >Rubes by Leigh Rubin for Mar 10,

Re: [EVDL] Chelsea Sexton on NPR talks about EV's

2017-03-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Mar 08 09:58:47 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >There I agree 100%. There's a reason that IBM, Remington Rand, and >Burroughs weren't the ones who developed the first practical personal >computers. You mean, like the IBM PC? :-) -- Worlds only All Electric F-250 truck!

Re: [EVDL] Subject: Clean Power bites the dust

2017-03-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Mar 08 08:08:01 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Would you share what you're doing to build a BMS, what you've learnt etc? This is my 5th BMS version. I originally had units with little micro computers on them, and all kinds of nifty digital features. (revs 1 - 3) PITA to program,

[EVDL] Subject: Clean Power bites the dust

2017-03-08 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Mar 08 06:31:03 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >In the past we have used the Mini BMS on low voltage projects like >Electric Lawn Mowers and Golf Carts. Now that Clean Power is no >longer, I have been beta testing other BMS'. There are many different And there are also hobbyiests (like

Re: [EVDL] Leaf Modules

2017-02-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Feb 22 21:42:34 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >The Leaf or Nissan Battery specs , Module specs, and Cell specs can be found >at: > >http://www.electricvehiclewiki.com/?title=Battery_specs > >I am using 81 modules which are parallel series for 200 ah at 226 volts. Each >module has 4

Re: [EVDL] Electric conversion using TM4 traction motor, inverter and VMU

2017-02-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
A standard Leaf pack is 48 Modules. On Wed Feb 22 07:46:49 PST 2017 pas...@gmail.com said: >Hi John, >Yes, I was asking you. I am new to the list, so pardon my ignorance. I will >figure it soon enough. >Just a quick question, how many modules are in a single Leaf pack? Say teh >older model , is

Re: [EVDL] Electric conversion using TM4 traction motor, inverter and VMU

2017-02-22 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Feb 22 04:47:45 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Can you give me some details on the Leaf pack that you put together? It's not clear if you are asking me, but I'll answer anyway! :-) I bought 120 used Leaf Modules. My truck pack is configured as groups of 3 modules in parallel, with 40

[EVDL] Electric conversion using TM4 traction motor, inverter and VMU

2017-02-20 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Feb 20 01:48:38 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >This project was conceived to promote greener initiatives in the tourism and >travel industry in Sri Lanka. We have identified a high impact (environmental >and sustainability) market, Safari touring vehicles in national parks of Sri

Re: [EVDL] Generator?

2017-02-12 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Feb 12 08:34:05 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Doing the math with the typical 250 Whrs per mile of a Prius, then at 60 >MPh, that 250Whrs per minute or 15kWh over an hour so you need a 15 kW >generator just to cruise on level ground pusing a Prius. For pushing a >heavier car full of

[EVDL] Attention Lee Hart

2017-01-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
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[EVDL] Chevy S10 conversion to give away

2017-01-09 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Jan 08 22:05:26 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >This EV is now available for free. MUST BE TAKEN COMPLETE. WILL NOT PART >IT OUT. If you want parts you must take it all and dispose of the remainder >yourself. Will provide clean and clear title. > >I have no space or tools for you to work

Re: [EVDL] Offer: DCP Raptor 600

2017-01-04 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Wed Jan 04 03:46:54 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Thanks Cor; >This little truck is a blast to drive. I take it out whenever I can. >Without driver, it weighs ~ 2800 lbs. >With the Lithium's, I now have a 80 - 100 mile range. >I've also taken it to a lot of car shows. >It's no where near a

Re: [EVDL] Electrical Safety...

2017-01-03 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Tue Jan 03 07:57:02 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >This list is set up so that replies go to the originator rather than back >to the list. If you don't remember to manually add the list into the Only if your Email reader is broken. List msgs have a Reply-To: header that includes both the

[EVDL] battery heating pads

2017-01-03 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Jan 02 22:59:41 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >whats a good for heating batteries ? >water bed heater pad ? >What else could be used? Many things. One thing I used some Lead Acid batteries was Gutter Ice melting cable. This is a special cable that has a PTC plastic between the wires,

[EVDL] Controller hunt: In the market for a Curtis 1231C-860 replacement

2017-01-01 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Sun Jan 01 15:01:31 PST 2017 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >Any EV parts company I mention, I am not recommending, just using their site >as an example. > >New Curtis controller will be in the $2000 price range. >The evwest site shows a Soliton Jr controller $1900

Re: [EVDL] J1772 might not go to a low level but just trip breaker.

2016-12-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
Ahh, you are using a EVSE that is built for a 40A circuit, on a 20A circuit. It's up to the EVSE to tell the car how much current it may draw. The EVSE assumes it can draw the full 32A it's rated for. You need a different EVSE, or a different circuit. On Sat Dec 24 21:57:55 PST 2016

Re: [EVDL] Leaf BMS

2016-12-24 Thread John Lussmyer via EV
On Mon Dec 19 18:36:18 PST 2016 ev@lists.evdl.org said: >1. Add another opto-coupler (there already is one for the mid-pack >disconnect) and "alias" the top 16 cells to already connected cells. >Yes, it will be connected double, but the whole concept of balancing >prevents those cells from being

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